New Courses will offer nondegree seeking certificate programs, review courses and continuing education classes

MIAMI, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Dade Medical College will officially introduce its new School of Continuing Education on Jan. 22. This new division will begin offering noncredit courses for students and working professionals. These courses will include state board exam reviews, continuing education unit credits and certificate programs. Class hours will be flexible, including both weekday and weekend (Saturday) course offerings.

Leading the school will be Jorge A. Alvarez, as dean of the School of Continuing Education. Alvarez currently serves as the campus director for Dade Medical College’s Miami, Florida, campus. Alvarez earned dual master degrees in business and health care administration from the University of Miami. He is currently completing a doctoral program in business management and finance at Nova Southeastern University.

“We are very excited to be embarking on this new chapter of Dade Medical College’s curriculum,” said Ernesto Perez, CEO of Dade Medical College. “These new courses will serve as great opportunities for medical professionals in our community to continue and further their careers.”

“I am honored to lead Dade Medical College’s new School of Continuing Education,” said Alvarez. “I look forward to working with Ernesto and the rest of the Dade Medical staff to help the program succeed. In the coming months, we will seek to expand the curriculum even further, to make sure that we give access to as many medical professionals as possible.”

The first two continuing education certificate courses available will be EKG and Phlebotomy at the Miami Campus. In the near future, the School of Continuing Education will begin offering Continuing Education Unit courses (CEUs) for massage therapy and several review courses for state board exams including the ARDMS, ARRT, MBLEX, NCBTMB and NCLEX.

About Dade Medical College

With more than 300 full-time employees staffing Dade Medical College’s four area campuses and corporate office, the school features a fully-licensed and certified faculty whose commitment to excellence in education are unmatched by other area colleges and institutions. A majority of the faculty and administrative staff originates locally, with many having been educated at prestigious local and national institutions. The college offers diploma and / or Associate of Science degrees in programs such as nursing, radiology, healthcare management, medical billing and coding and more. Classes start every four weeks; next one occurs Jan. 24, 2011. For more, visit